Archives for April 7, 2009

You say apostate, I say apostle…

From John Lynch Via Twitter: PROVO, Utah — Thousands of issues of the Daily Universe student newspaper at Brigham Young University were pulled from newsstands because a photo caption on the front page misidentified leaders of the Mormon church as apostates instead of apostles. source

It turns out chicks CAN do math

Although they are mostly good at basic arithmetic.

Those people are steeped in bling. Check it out: Fearing the appearance of their well appointed properties on the Web site would attract criminals scouting for burglary targets, villagers in Broughton, north of London, summoned the police after spotting the car. The car being the Goolge Camera Car that puts the street level view on…

Perchlorate, a hazardous chemical in rocket fuel, has been found at potentially dangerous levels in powdered infant formula, according to a study (pdf) by a group of Centers for Disease Control scientists. The study, published last month by The Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology, has intensified the years-long debate about whether or how…

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Putting Viruses to Work

For the first time, MIT researchers have shown they can genetically engineer viruses to build both the positively and negatively charged ends of a lithium-ion battery. The new virus-produced batteries have the same energy capacity and power performance as state-of-the-art rechargeable batteries being considered to power plug-in hybrid cars, and they could also be used…

According to news reports, the Minnesota Election Contest Judicial Panel finished their review of votes, counting just under 400 absentee ballots that were previous excluded. These votes were included as the result of Former Senator Norm Coleman’s legal challenge to the election. With Senator Al Franken’s lead over Former Senator Norm Coleman rising from 225…

One of the arguments in favor of unrestricted ownership of firearms in the united states is that the 2nd Ammendment guarantees gun ownership as an inalienable right for all Americans. It doesn’t of course. Depending on which version of the Contitution you look in, it says this: A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the…

Some of the symptoms of the autistic condition Asperger Syndrome, such as a need for routine and resistance to change, could be linked to levels of the stress hormone cortisol, suggests new research led by the universities of Bristol and Bath. Normally, people have a surge of this hormone shortly after waking, with levels gradually…

Pulp Fiction?

He wore sex appeal like good cologne, just enough to be a constant undercurrent without knocking anyone over at ten paces….. he stood out against the backdrop of her sleek modern office of steel, leather and glass like a bonfire in a snowdrift. … No, just fiction. Good fiction by Stephanie Zvan. Check it out.